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Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn

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  • Excellent86%
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  • Average1%
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“year after year”(12 reviews)
“shore diving”(16 reviews)
“dive shop”(48 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My boys (15 and 12) and I did our Open Water dives with Carib Inn to complete our certification. Larry was our instructor, and I can’t say enough good things about him. I felt that we were in good, safe hands the entire time, learned...More

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Response from Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib InnResponded 1 week ago

Larry absolutely enjoyed teaching the class and all of us at Carib Inn have had a wonderful time with your whole family. Thank you so much.

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Reviewed August 4, 2017

A shout out to Bruce Bowker! He is one of the pioneers of scuba diving in Bonaire. For example, from others I had heard that he explored and named a few of the northern sites, including Rappel, where he and others actually rappelled down a...More

Thank feetsinmotion
Response from Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib InnResponded August 5, 2017

Thank you and always happy to keep people diving with gear repairs when I can.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed here many times over the years and are never disappointed. The staff is knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. The dive shop is well stocked. We like it that the other guests are serious experienced divers. Carib Inn is the perfect place!

Thank pampowell02
Response from Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib InnResponded 1 week ago

We always enjoy having you here and we look forward to seeing you next year!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Looks like Carib Inn will be our new yearly dive trip. My parents have been raving about it for two years and I’m so glad I finally listened. I have never stayed anywhere where I felt like family right from the start. Bruce and divemaster...More

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Response from Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib InnResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so excited to hear that you are planning on joining our 'dive family', see you next year! Thank you so very much for a great review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always like coming home to family, couple of new divemasters, really skilled and loads of fun young folks, and three returning for the umpteenth year. Office, tank and housekeeping staff are all the same. I always feel confidant that our trip will rock along with...More

Thank bondmac595
Response from Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib InnResponded 3 weeks ago

Always fun when you guys are all here. Thanks for the nice words and we will see you in May!

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Awards & Recognition
Travelers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Beachfront
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Multilingual Staff
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
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Pool
Outdoor pool
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Price range
$100 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Style
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kralendijk
#1 Best Value Hotel in Kralendijk
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
$100 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Style
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kralendijk
#1 Best Value Hotel in Kralendijk
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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June 20, 2016|
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Response from Rosemary K | Reviewed this property |
For dinner in town try Wil's Restaurant. Really good food.
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"4 oceanfront rooms, but all rooms a 2 minute walk from the shore"
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"Book early because the Carib Inn has a very high return rate and rooms/apartments are often booked out months..."
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"If you want a view and to be close to the docks the bungalow is great."
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"Rooms other than 1 and 2 are closer to water, but all were clean and well cared for."
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